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Keen On Democracy
Bruce Davis: Do the Oscars Have a Future in an Age of Superhero Sequels and Prequels?

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 31:11


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Bruce Davis, co-author of The Academy and the Award: The Coming of Age of Oscar and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Bruce Davis joined the Academy staff in 1981, after serving as Theater Department chair at Juniata College. He was the organization's Executive Director for twenty years, overseeing the establishment of one of the world's great film archives and finding handsome new quarters for the Academy's Herrick Library. Davis has described his tenure as “thirty years among the masters of an art form.” He lives in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Shahan Mufti: How the 1977 Siege of Washington Marks the Beginning of Our Preoccupation With “Terrorist” Violence and Real-Time News

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 40:37


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Shahan Mufti, co-author of American Caliph: The True Story of a Muslim Mystic, a Hollywood Epic, and the 1977 Siege of Washington, DC. Shahan Mufti is the chair of the Department of Journalism at the University of Richmond and a former daily news reporter for The Christian Science Monitor. He is the author of The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War, and his writing has appeared in Harper's Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and The Nation, among other publications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Andrew Koppelman: How American Libertarianism Became the Delusional Ideology of Greedy, Selfish Capitalists

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 38:41


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Andrew Koppelman, co-author of Burning Down the House: How Libertarian Philosophy Was Corrupted by Delusion and Greed. Andrew Koppelman is an award-winning John Paul Stevens Professor of Law at Northwestern University. He is the author of Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty? and The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform. His work has appeared in USA Today, CNN.com, The New Republic, Salon, The Chicago Tribune, and Vox. He is a regular contributor to The Hill and to Balkinization, a leading blog in constitutional law. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Fred Hogge on An Icy Truth: How We've Used Cold to Transform Humanity and Destroy the Environment

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 28:16


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Fred Hogge, co-author of Of Ice and Men: How We've Used Cold to Transform Humanity. Fred Hogge is a historian and film-maker who has long been in the business of storytelling. As a ghost-writer he has collaborated on books ranging from the history of cocktails to how the ancient Chinese art of Wing Tsun can be applied to modern businesses such as Penguin Random House and Hachette. Fred is British by birth and lives in Thailand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How to Fix Democracy
Dana Milbank

How to Fix Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 37:15


The Transformation of the Republican Party | Throughout the last thirty years, the Republican Party in the United States has undergone a great change. How did the party come to adopt such a polarized platform in which white supremacy, conspiracy theories, and authoritarianism are no longer off limits? Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank traces this transformation from Newt Gingrich's Contract with America in 1994 to the January 6th insurrection in 2021 in his new book The Destructionists: The Twenty-Five Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party. In this episode of How to Fix Democracy, he joins host Andrew Keen to discuss the new voices of the Republican Party, how they came to power, and whether or not the party will be forced to change. Take a listen!

Keen On Democracy
Roger Ballen: Why Good Photography Should Get Underneath Our Skin and Assault Us

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 36:31


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Roger Ballen, author of Boyhood. Roger Ballen is one of the most important photographers of his generation. He was born in New York in 1950 but has been living and working in South Africa for over 30 years. Over the past 50 years his distinctive style of photography has evolved using a simple square format in stark and beautiful black and white. In his earlier works his connection to the tradition of documentary photography is clear but through the 1990s he developed a style he describes as “Ballenesque”. Over the past two decades, Ballen has employed drawings, painting, collage and sculptural techniques to create enigmatic, mysterious sets for his images. Roger Ballen has invented a new hybrid aesthetic in these works but one still rooted firmly in photography. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Michael P. Leiter: Why the Latest Battle Between Elon Musk and Twitter Works Is Part of a Bigger War About Burnout and the Need to Manage People's Relationships With Their Jobs

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 35:12


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Michael P. Leiter, author of The Burnout Challenge: Managing People's Relationships with Their Jobs. Michael P. Leiter is an organizational psychologist and consultant. He has been Professor of Organisational Psychology at Deakin University in Australia and was Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health at Acadia University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Gary Marcus: Why Smart Machines Will Probably Never Replicate the Human Act of Writing and How Writers Should View AI Suspiciously —“Like a Hawk”

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 38:47


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Gary Marcus, author of Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust. Gary Marcus is a scientist, best-selling author, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Robust.AI and was founder and CEO of Geometric Intelligence, a machine-learning company acquired by Uber in 2016. He is the author of five books, including Kluge, The Birth of the Mind, and the New York Times best seller Guitar Zero. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Derek Lidow: Why Joshiah Wedgwood—And Not Andrew Carnegie, Steve Jobs, or Elon Musk—Is the Definition of a "Good Entrepreneur"

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 35:26


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Derek Lidow, author of The Entrepreneurs: The Relentless Quest for Value. Derek Lidow is a professor of the practice at the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education at Princeton University. He is the author of Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises (2014) and Building on Bedrock: What Sam Walton, Walt Disney, and Other Great Self-Made Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Building Valuable Companies (2018) as well as more than a hundred articles on innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Lidow also has practical experience as the founder of a leading market-research firm and CEO of a global semiconductor company, and was a Hertz Foundation Fellow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Matthew Campbell on Dead in the Water: The True Story of a Fake Hijacking and a Real Murder

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 35:09


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Matthew Campbell, author of Dead in the Water: A True Story of Hijacking, Murder, and a Global Maritime Conspiracy. Matthew Campbell is an award-winning reporter and editor for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, covering major political and busi­ness stories across the Asia-Pacific region. He has reported from more than twenty countries on subjects including crime, terrorism, climate change, and public health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Jeff Kosseff: What Exactly Is Section 230 and Why Was It So Essential in the Creation of the Internet?

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 41:57


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Jeff Kosseff, author of The United States of Anonymous: How the First Amendment Shaped Online Speech. Jeff Kosseff is Associate Professor in the United States Naval Academy's Cyber Science Department and author of the bestselling book, The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and the recipient of the George Polk Award in National Reporting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Heather Ford on Can We Trust Wikipedia? How to Nurture Truth in the Digital Age

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 42:34


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Heather Ford, author of Writing the Revolution: Wikipedia and the Survival of Facts in the Digital Age. Heather Ford is Associate Professor and Head of Discipline for Digital and Social Media, School of Communication, University of Technology Sydney. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Rick Wartzman on Why Are Walmart Workers Still Broke? The Limits of a “Socially Conscious” American Capitalism That Still Won't Pay Its Employees a Living Wage

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 40:13


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Rick Wartzman, author of Still Broke: Walmart's Remarkable Transformation and the Limits of Socially Conscious Capitalism. Rick Wartzman is head of the KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society at the Drucker Institute, a part of Claremont Graduate University. His commentary for Fast Company was recognized by the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing with its Best in Business award for 2018. He has also written for Fortune, Time, Businessweek, and many other publications. His books include The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Current Interest and named one of the best books of 2017 by strategy+business; Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History and a PEN USA Literary Award; and The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire (with Mark Arax), which won a California Book Award and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Andrew Small on A Cold War Without Limits: The Chilling Story of China's Rupture With the West

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 47:32


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Andrew Small, author of No Limits: The Inside Story of China's War with the West. Andrew Small is a senior transatlantic fellow with the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and an associate senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. His previous book, The China-Pakistan Axis (Oxford University Press, 2015) was widely praised, including in the New York Review of Books, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, Prospect magazine, and the Asian Review of Books. Andrew is an experienced public speaker and has appeared frequently on broadcast interviews, and will be an excellent and committed spokesperson for his book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Neal Gabler on You Don't Need to Be a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows: Ted Kennedy and the Rise of American Conservatism

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 45:28


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Neal Gabler, author of Against the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Rise of Conservatism, 1976-2009. Neal Gabler is the author of six books, including four biographies: Catching the Wind, An Empire of Their Own, Winchell, and Walt Disney. He has been the recipient of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shorenstein Fellowship, and a Woodrow Wilson Public Policy scholarship, and was the chief nonfiction judge of the National Book Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Lucas Joppa: Why Both Government and Private Corporations Have Essential Roles in Confronting Global Warming

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 24:09


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Lucas Joppa, previously Microsoft's Chief Environmental Officer. Dr. Lucas Joppa was Microsoft's first Chief Environmental Officer, leading the development and execution of the company's sustainability strategy across its worldwide business. With a Ph.D. in Ecology from Duke University and recognition by Fortune magazine in its “40 Under 40” list, Dr. Joppa is a uniquely accredited voice for sustainability in the tech industry. He is an Associate Editor in Chief for the Ecological Society of America's EcoSphere journal, an honorary Fellow at the UN Environment Program World Conservation Monitoring Center, and he serves on the boards of leading scientific organizations. Dr. Joppa remains an active scientist, recognized as one of the world's most highly cited researchers. His research interests include climate change, biodiversity, ecology, artificial intelligence, scaling environmental data Previously, Dr. Joppa was Chief Environmental Scientist in Microsoft Research, where he founded the AI for Earth program—a $50 million cross-company effort dedicated to delivering technology-enabled solutions to global environmental challenges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Jessica Todd Harper: Why Photography Can Be Fine Art and What Photographers Should Learn From Vermeer and Other 17th Century Dutch Artists

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 35:49


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Jessica Todd Harper, photographer and author of Here. Jessica Todd Harper uses portraiture to explore the subtle tensions within daily family interactions and the complexity of human relationships. Her work is grounded in art historical tradition, but with a psychological undercurrent that marks its modernity. A silver medalist in the Prix de la Photographie in Paris (2014), she was an Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition prizewinner (2016) and selected that same year for the Taylor Wessing Portrait competition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Her work will be significantly represented in Kinship, opening at the Smithosonian's National Portrait Gallery in late 2022, and running until 2024. Harper has published two prize-winning books of photography, Interior Exposure (2008) and The Home Stage (2014) (both Damiani Editore). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Daphne E. Jones on a Note to Donald Trump: This Is How to Become a Real Winner

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 30:19


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Daphne E. Jones, author of Win When They Say You Won't: Break Barriers and Define Your Own Success. Daphne E. Jones has 30+ years of experience in general management and executive level roles at IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Hospira, and General Electric. At GE, she served as SVP for Future of Work, SVP & CIO for Product Engineering, Imaging, and Ultrasound, and Senior Executive & CIO for Global Services, all of which composed a $13 billion segment of GE Healthcare. The recipient of numerous domestic and international awards, Jones serves on the board of directors for AMN Healthcare, Inc., Barnes Group Inc., and Masonite International Corp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Andrew Anagnost: How the Moral Sickness Afflicting Silicon Valley Might Be a Pandemic of Egoism

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 26:04


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Andrew Anagnost, CEO of Autodesk, Inc. Andrew Anagnost is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Autodesk. Dr. Anagnost's career spans more than 25 years of product, business, and marketing experience focused on driving strategy, transformation, and product development — and includes positions at Autodesk, Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company, and EXA Corporation. He also completed a doctorate degree at Stanford University and worked at NASA Ames Research Center as an NRC post-doctoral fellow. Anagnost began his career at Autodesk in 1997 and has held a wide range of roles in the areas of marketing, new business development, product management, and product development. Prior to becoming President and CEO in June 2017, he served as Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of the Business Strategy & Marketing organization. In this role, Andrew served as architect and leader of Autodesk's business model transition—moving the company to become a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions provider. Previously, Anagnost held various executive positions across Autodesk. Early in his Autodesk career, he led the development of the company's manufacturing products and grew Autodesk Inventor revenue to over $500 million. Anagnost is a member of the Autodesk Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), and holds both an MS in Engineering Science and a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Peter Rawlinson: The Truth About Battery-Powered and Self-Driving Cars From the Engineer Who Invented the Tesla Model S and the Lucid Air

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 24:49


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Peter Rawlinson, CEO of Lucid Motors. Peter Rawlinson serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Lucid. As CEO, Peter is responsible for all strategic and business aspects of the company. As CTO, he is responsible for the creation and delivery of all Lucid products. He brings over 30 years of automotive industry experience to bear in these roles. Prior to Lucid, Peter was Vice President of Vehicle Engineering at Tesla and Chief Engineer of the Model S, where he led the engineering of the Model S from a clean sheet to production readiness while building the engineering team. A graduate of Imperial College, University of London, Peter was formerly Head of Vehicle Engineering at Corus Automotive, Chief Engineer at Lotus Cars, and Principal Engineer at Jaguar Cars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Isaac Stone Fish on America Second: Is It Really Possible That America's Elites Are Making China Stronger?

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 29:38


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Isaac Stone Fish, author of America Second: How America's Elites Are Making China Stronger. Isaac Stone Fish is the founder and CEO of the research firm Strategy Risks, which quantifies corporate exposure to China. He is also a Washington Post Global Opinions contributing columnist, a contributor to CBSN, an adjunct at NYU's Center for Global Affairs, a visiting fellow at the Atlantic Council, a columnist on China risk at Barron's, and a frequent speaker at events around the United States and the world. A fluent Mandarin speaker and formerly a Beijing correspondent for Newsweek, Stone Fish spent six years living in China. He lives in New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Edward J. Delaney on Cary Grant as The Acrobat: A Novel About the Hollywood Comic Star Whose Best Joke Was That He Didn't Really Exist

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 44:11


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Edward J. Delaney, author of The Acrobat. Edward J. Delaney is an award-winning author, journalist, filmmaker, and educator whose previous works of fiction include The Big Impossible, Follow the Sun, and Broken Irish, published by Turtle Point Press. He is the recipient of a PEN/New England Award for Fiction, an O. Henry Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. He lives in Bristol, Rhode Island. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Andrew S. Weiss on Super Unhero: Vladimir Putin, the Accidental Czar, Imagined Graphically

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 35:28


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Andrew S. Weiss, author of Accidental Czar: The Life and Lies of Vladimir Putin. Andrew S. Weiss is the James Family Chair and Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where he oversees research on Russia and Eurasia. He served in various policy roles at the National Security Council, the State Department and Pentagon during both Democratic and Republican administrations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Ken Honda on How to Become a Zen Millionaire: The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 35:38


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Ken Honda, author of Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money. Ken Honda is a bestselling author of self-development books in Japan, where he has sold more than seven million books since 2001. While his financial expertise comes from owning and managing several businesses, his writings bridge the topics of finance and self-help, focusing on creating and generating personal wealth and happiness through deeper self-honesty. He is the first person from Japan to be voted into the Transformational Leadership Council. Fluent in Japanese and English, he has lived in Boston and currently resides in Tokyo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Mark Galeotti: How Putin Thinks Like a Warmongering 19th-Century Imperialist and Why Ukraine Will Be His Last Colonial War

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 44:32


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Mark Galeotti, author of The Weaponisation of Everything: A Field Guide to the New Way of War. Mark Galeotti is an honorary professor at UCL SSEES and senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute. An expert on transnational crime and Russian security affairs, Galeotti has written numerous books, including The Vory and We Need to Talk About Putin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Alexander Rose on The Lion and the Fox: Two Rival Spies and the Secret Plot to Build a Confederate Army

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 38:01


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Alexander Rose, author of The Lion and the Fox: Two Rival Spies and the Secret Plot to Build a Confederate Navy. Alexander Rose is the author of the New York Times best-selling Washington's Spies (basis of the AMC original series Turn), among several other nonfiction books. His writing also has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and many other publications. He earned his doctorate from Cambridge University and is a member of the United States Commission on Military History, the Society for Military History, and the Royal Historical Society, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
David Fenton on Lessons From Fifty Years as a Progressive Agitator: Never Lie, Tell the Truth, Repeat Repeat Repeat

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 35:39


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by David Fenton, author of The Activist's Media Handbook: Lessons from Fifty Years as a Progressive Agitator. David Fenton, named “one of the 100 most influential P.R. people” by PR Week and “the Robin Hood of public relations” by The National Journal, founded Fenton in 1982 to create communications campaigns for the environment, public health and human rights. Over four decades he has pioneered the use of PR, social media, and advertising techniques for social change. Fenton started his career as a photojournalist in the late 1960s. His book Shots: An American Photographer's Journal was published in 2005. He was formerly Director of Public Relations at Rolling Stone magazine and Co-Producer of the No-Nukes concerts in 1979 at Madison Square Garden with Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Jackson Browne and other artists. David is a native of Manhattan where he lives with his wife and children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Richard McCarthy: What Japan Can Teach Urban Americans About Regenerating Rural Values and Practices

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 32:20


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Richard McCarthy, author of Kuni: A Japanese Vision and Practice for Urban-Rural Reconnection. For 25+ years, Richard McCarthy has played both hyper local and global roles in growing community through food. His innovations include: a workers' cooperative with public housing residents; the nation's first farmers market health incentive pilots; and an international research fellowship to measure the human, social, and financial capital in community markets. McCarthy's work has become increasingly global through partnerships with the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development, Project for Public Spaces, and Slow Food. He is a frequent public speaker, author, and organizer of conferences, symposia, and festivals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Steve Kemper: Could Pearl Harbor Have Been Avoided With More Skillful American Diplomacy?

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 38:08


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Steve Kemper, author of Our Man in Tokyo: An American Ambassador and the Countdown to Pearl Harbor. Steve Kemper is a journalist and the author of A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa, A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham, and Code Name Ginger. He has written for Smithsonian, National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Wall Street Journal, Yankee, National Wildlife, The Ecologist, Plenty, BBC Wildlife, and many other magazines and newspapers. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Ian Kershaw: The Eleven Men (and One Woman) Who Authored 20th-Century Europe

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 42:33


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Ian Kershaw, author of Personality and Power: Builders and Destroyers of Modern Europe. Ian Kershaw, author of To Hell and Back, The End, Fateful Choices, and Making Friends with Hitler, is a British historian of twentieth-century Germany noted for his monumental biographies of Adolf Hitler. In 2002, he received his knighthood for services to history. He is a fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Historical Society, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Bonn, Germany. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Katherine Corcoran: How the 2012 Murder of a Mexican Journalist Should Be a Warning About Press Freedoms in America

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 43:58


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Katherine Corcoran, author of In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, a Cover-Up, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press. Katherine Corcoran is a former Associated Press bureau chief for Mexico and Central America and a former codirector of Cronkite Noticias, the bilingual reporting program at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She has been an Alicia Patterson fellow, the Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy at the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame, and a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow. At the AP, she led an award-winning team that broke major stories about cartel and state violence and abuse of authority in Mexico and Central America. Her columns about Mexican politics and press freedom have appeared in the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, and on Univision Online, among other publications. She is currently codirector of MasterLAB, an investigative editor training program in Mexico City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Eduardo Halfon: Why “Writing” Has Nothing to Do With Being a “Writer”

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 37:15


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Eduardo Halfon, author of Canción. Eduardo Halfon is the author of The Polish Boxer, Monastery, Mourning, and Canción. He is the recipient of the Guatemalan National Prize in Literature, Roger Caillois Prize, José María de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel, International Latino Book Award, and Edward Lewis Wallant Award, among other honors. A citizen of Guatemala and Spain, Halfon was born in Guatemala City, attended school in Florida and North Carolina, and has lived in Nebraska, Spain, Paris, and Berlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Andrew Hill on the Sign of Our Financial Times: How 2022's Best Business Books Address the Challenges of Contemporary Global Capitalism

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 36:20


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Andrew Hill, senior business writer for Financial Times. Andrew Hill is senior business writer at the FT and consulting editor, FT Live. He is a former management editor, City editor, financial editor and comment and analysis editor. He is the author of Leadership in the Headlines (2016), a collection of his columns, and Ruskinland (2019), about the enduring influence of Victorian thinker John Ruskin. He joined the FT in 1988 and has also worked as New York bureau chief, foreign news editor and correspondent in Brussels and Milan. Andrew was named Business Commentator of the Year at the 2016 Comment Awards and Commentator of the Year at the 2009 Business Journalist of the Year Awards, where he also received a Decade of Excellence award. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Shannon O'Neil on The Globalization Myth: Why Most Economics Is Regional

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 39:50


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Shannon O'Neil, author of The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter. Shannon K. O'Neil is the vice president of studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin American Studies, at the Council on Foreign Relations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Travis Baldree: Want to Self-Publish Successfully? Write Fast, Leverage All Your Social Media Networks, and Prioritize Memorable Cover Art

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 34:27


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Travis Baldree, author of Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes. Travis Baldree is a full-time audiobook narrator who has lent his voice to hundreds of stories. Before that, he spent decades designing and building video games like Torchlight, Rebel Galaxy, and Fate. Apparently, he now also writes books, including his first novel Legends & Lattes. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his very patient family and their small, nervous dog. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
John Mulholland on Inside High Noon: Why the Classic 1952 Movie Is As Relevant in America Today As It Was 70 Years Ago

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 24:00


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by John Mulholland, director of the film Inside High Noon. John Mulholland is a film historian and an American writer and director, specializing in documentaries. He was born in New York City, where he still lives. Mulholland is the director of the documentary Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen, exploring the 20-year friendship between actor Gary Cooper and author Ernest Hemingway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Ellis Cose on Reckoning on Race: Why Can't America Escape Its Racist Past?

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 29:49


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Ellis Cose, author of Race and Reckoning: From Founding Fathers to Today's Disruptors. Ellis Cose is the author of several books, including the bestselling The Rage of a Privileged Class. A former contributing editor for Newsweek magazine, his writing has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Time magazine, USA Today, the Washington Post, and the New York Daily News, among other publications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Adam Mendelsohn on What Was It Like to Be a Jew in Lincoln's Armies: Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 41:46


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Adam Mendelsohn, co-editor of Jews and the Civil War: A Reader. Adam D. Mendelsohn is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire and co-editor of Jews and the Civil War: A Reader and Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How to Fix Democracy
Rebekah Caruthers

How to Fix Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 33:42


Midterm Elections Special | Many Americans are preparing to head to the polls on November 8, 2022 for the US Midterm Elections. Following the elections of 2020, many are worried about the rise of election denial and the growing distrust of electoral systems. Rebekah Caruthers, the Vice President of the Fair Elections Center, advocates for election security, the safety of elections officials, and equal voting access for all American citizens. In this episode of How to Fix Democracy, she joins host Andrew Keen to discuss the implications for the 2022 Midterm Elections and gives advice for citizens on Election Day.

Keen On Democracy
Maud Newton: How to Come to Terms With Troubling Ancestors

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 45:30


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Maud Newton, author of Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation. Maud Newton has written for The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, The New York Times Book Review, and Oxford American. She grew up in Miami and graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in English and law. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Aric Prather on The Good Sleep Prescription: Stick Your Head in the Freezer, “Worry Early,” and Stop Taking Your Smartphone to Bed

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 32:04


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Aric Prather, author of The Sleep Prescription: Seven Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest. Aric A. Prather, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, where he co-directs the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center. A licensed clinical psychologist, he has helped hundreds of patients improve their sleep using cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Colleen and John Darnell on Tutankhamun's Royal Mom and Dad: On Egypt's Golden Couple

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 43:02


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Colleen and John Darnell, author of Egypt's Golden Couple: When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth. John and Colleen Darnell are a husband-and-wife Egyptologist team. They have presented on the Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic, the Science Channel, and Smithsonian, as well as appeared in National Geographic's Lost Treasures of Egypt. John Darnell is Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University. His archaeological expeditions in Egypt have been covered by the New York Times. In 2017, his Eastern Desert expedition discovered the earliest monumental hieroglyphic inscription and was named one of the top ten discoveries of the year by Archaeology. Colleen Darnell teaches art history at the University of Hartford and Naugatuck Valley Community College; she has curated a major museum exhibit on Egyptian revival art and design at the Yale Peabody Museum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Priyanka Kumar: How “Reading” Nature, Especially Birds, Enables Us to Transcend Ourselves

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 30:16


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Priyanka Kumar, author of Conversation With Birds. Priyanka Kumar is the author of Conversations with Birds. Her essays and criticism appear in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Huffington Post, and High Country News. She is a recipient of the Aldo & Estella Leopold Writing Residency, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award, a New Mexico/New Visions Governor's Award, a Canada Council for the Arts Grant, an Ontario Arts Council Literary Award, and an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Fellowship. A graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts and an alumna of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Kumar wrote, directed and produced the feature documentary The Song of the Little Road, starring Martin Scorsese and Ravi Shankar. Kumar has taught at the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of Southern California, and serves on the Board of Directors at the Leopold Writing Program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Isaac Fitzgerald: What's Wrong (And Right) With American Male Writers

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 38:10


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Isaac Fitzgerald, author of Dirtbag, Massachuseets: A Confessional. Isaac Fitzgerald appears frequently on The Today Show and is the author of the bestselling children's book How to Be a Pirate as well as the co-author of Pen & Ink and Knives & Ink (winner of an IACP Award). His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Best American Nonrequired Reading, and numerous other publications. He lives in Brooklyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Ben Kesling: The Gut-Wrenching Story of One U.S. Army Unit's Experience in Afghanistan

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 31:57


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Ben Kesling, author of Bravo Company: An Afghanistan Deployment and its Aftermath. Ben Kesling is a Midwest correspondent with The Wall Street Journal in the Chicago bureau where he also focuses on domestic security and veterans issues. He was previously a national security and veterans issues reporter at the Journal‘s bureau in Washington. He also has experience as a foreign and combat correspondent. Ben graduated from Wabash College and has a Master of Divinity degree from the Harvard Divinity School. He attended Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. He also served as a Marine Corps Infantry officer and is a two-day Jeopardy! champion. His latest book is Bravo Company: An Afghanistan Deployment and its Aftermath (2022). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Paul Tucker: What Chinese and American Statesmen Need to Do to Lessen Global Discord

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 43:30


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Paul Tucker, author of Global Discord: Values and Power in a Fractured World Order. Paul Tucker is a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and the author of Unelected Power (Princeton). He is a former central banker and regulator at the Bank of England, and a former director at Basel's Bank for International Settlements, where he chaired some of the groups designing reforms of the international financial system after the Global Financial Crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Samantha Cole: How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 33:53


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Samantha Cole, author of How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex. Samantha Cole is a senior editor for Motherboard, Vice's science and technology outlet, where she covers sexuality, online culture, platforms, and the adult industry. Born on Maryland's eastern shore, Sam's ten-year career in journalism spans from hyper-local newspapers to national and international outlets including Popular Science, Fast Company, and Al Jazeera. In 2020, she was nominated for a Writer's Guild Award for best digital news coverage. She is the author of How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex (2022) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
RJ Andrews: Why the Future of Publishing For One Start-Up Entrepreneur is High-End and Analog Books That Visualize Data

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 30:37


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by RJ Andrews, publisher of Visionary Press and the books Maps of History by Emma Willard; Mortality and Health Diagrams by Florence Nightingale; and The Graphic Method by Étienne-Jules Marey. Data storyteller RJ Andrews is author and founder of Info We Trust. RJ's talent is helping organizations solve information problems. His passion is studying the history of information graphics to discover design insights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Lenore Andreson: How California is Pioneering the Reform of the American Criminal Justice System

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 35:02


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Lenore Anderson, author of In Their Names: The Untold Story of Victims' Rights, Mass Incarceration, and the Future of Public Safety. A former punk drummer turned prosecutor, Lenore Anderson is the founder and president of the Alliance for Safety and Justice. She is a former chief of policy at the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, former director of public safety for the Oakland mayor, and the recipient of a James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award and a Frank Carrington Crime Victim Attorney Award. The author of In Their Names (The New Press), she lives in Oakland, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keen On Democracy
Claudia Lux: Imagining a Kafkaesque Hell in Which There Is Only Jägermeister to Drink and the Devil Is a Corporate Bureaucrat

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 34:31


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Claudia Lux, author of Sign Here. Claudia Luxxis a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and has a master's in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. Sign Here is her first novel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices